Tech stocks cause Wall Street to decline
In general, tech stocks fall harder the higher it gets. When markets are bullish, the majority of the bullish sentiment goes to the companies that appear to have the most growth potential. These same high-flying companies are then considered the most likely to be overvalued when markets are on edge, as they are at the moment. The majority of the ensuing apprehensive emotion is subsequently directed at them. People will always need railroads, but if budgets are tightened, will they also need the newest in luxury technology?
As investors fretted over the Federal Reserve’s vow to keep raising interest rates in its fight against inflation even at the expense of an economic slowdown, Wall Street‘s major indexes began lower on Monday, with technology firms leading the decline. At the start of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJI dropped 95.40 points, or 0.30%, to reach 32,188.00. The Nasdaq Composite IXIC was down 120.66 points, or 0.99%, to 12,021.05 at the opening bell, while the S&P 500 SPX opened lower by 23.08 points, or 0.57%, at 4,034.58.
The state of the market is dire. This implies that you should never acquire stocks. Instead, this is the ideal time to begin raising cash; begin by offloading your worst-performing stocks. Consider holding through the slump if you have a strong conviction in stock and a profit cushion. Moving completely off the margin is also a smart option. But you should continue to follow the market and start putting together a strong watchlist. Look for stocks that are contracting at a slower rate than other equities or major indices. These will typically have relative strength lines that are ascending.
Popular Tech Stocks
From a cup-and-handle base, Merck stock is currently at the top of its buy zone. The price to buy is 89.58. MRK has fared better throughout the decline than most. A 16-month high has already been reached on the relative strength line. The stock is currently performing superbly on all fronts. Its almost perfect IBD Composite Rating of 98 reflects this. The stock has recently seen significant inflows of capital, which is why it has a strong Accumulation-Distribution Rating of A. With an EPS Rating of 93 out of 99, earnings in particular are strong. In addition, the stock has increased by over 25% during the previous 12 months.
After finding support at its 10-week line following a bullish breakout in February, Lantheus stock has moved clear of its short-term moving averages. After breaking out of a double-bottom foundation in February, LNTH has established itself as one of the market’s strongest stocks. The eight-week hold rule was triggered by a significant gain from the 30.83 buy mark within three weeks. Those who had a good return received it. It’s preferable to hold off until the 10-week line is tested again or a new base forms because of the size of the stock’s gains. The IBD Composite Rating for LNTH stock is a flawless 99. In terms of stock price performance over the previous 12 months, it ranks in the top 1% of stocks.
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